How old do you have to be to make a Will? 50? 60? Retired??

Here are some common views- “I’ve been meaning to get round to making my Will”, “I don’t need a Will”, “I don’t want to tempt the grim reaper!!”.

It’s never too early to make a Will….but it could be too late! Wills aren’t just for the wealthy, they’re for everyone.  If you've got assets and people you'd like to look after, having an up to date Will is crucial.

If you die intestate (without a will) there are strict laws about to whom and how your estate is distributed. 

So, have you got a Will? Is it up to date? By making a Will and keeping it up to date you are saying who you want to get your property and your estate. You can ensure that your wishes are fulfilled.

Leicester Hospital Charity recommends using a solicitor to create your Will to prevent any errors and/or inaccuracies.

Of course often, when people make their Will, they think about their family and loved ones and put provisions in place for them but then, some people also name a charity, like ours, in their Will. 
A gift in a Will is something very special and we feel a special sense of privilege whenever we’re mentioned in a Will.

Anyone can leave a gift in their will to Leicester Hospitals Charity, you don’t have to be filthy rich! Any gift, large or small, will be used to support better care for future generations in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Gifts left to us can benefit specific departments or areas in our hospitals in accordance with the testator’s wishes.